Pinocchio


The book that I am doing my oral Book Report on is The classic Book,
Pinocchio. The Author of the recreated Masterpiece is Carlo Collodi, the
Illustrator, is Greg Hilderbrandt. The Publisher is The Unicorn Publishing
House in New Jersey. The copyright is in 1986. This book is a classic.

Short Summary
Pinnochio, before becoming his puppet form, is a simple block of wood,
which an unfortunate lumberjack by the name of Cherry comes across and
decides to make a fire with him, Pinocchio in the small shack of the
lumberjack, cries out in protest of being thrown in the fire. The
lumberjack, who was a very spiritual fellow though that some thing had
inhabited his cabin before realizing that his block of wood was crying in
his hand. At that very moment there was a knocking on the door and in came
Geppetto, better known as Polendina by the neighbourhood boys because of
his very bright yellow wig. Anyways Geppetto came in and asked the burly
lumberjack if he could have a piece of wood, because that morning he had an
impulse to make a puppet. The lumberjack agreeing and relieved to find a
way of getting rid of the piece of wood and handed it over immediately, but
just as the two hands transferred the wood the piece of wood cried out
"Pollendina"! Geppetto outraged at being ca lled this scr eamed at the
Cherry for he did not know that the wood had said it, so
Ô úú‰ú?ú€% úÔCherry then said that ÃúÃÃ ÃÄ ÄÄúÄthe wood had said that,
Geppetto furious struck Cherry for thinking he was a imbecile and a huge
fight occurred. After the fight the two men got up and shook hands and
promised to be friends forever. As soon as Geppetto got home he began work
on the puppet and as soon as he had finished the mouth he decided to name
the puppet Pinnochio. The puppet then started to laugh for no apparent
reason, Geppetto was beginning to get angry. So he finished up the rest of
Pinnochio\'s body and just as he was rummaging an old chest for some small
clothes Pinocchio jumped up and ran out and away. Geppetto then ran after
the puppet and caught him in the middle of a road, as he scolded Pinocchio
a crowd gathered and some of them said that Geppetto would harm the puppet
when they got home so Geppetto was sent to jail and Pinnochio ram away from
the ca rbineer he was in and set foot for home. When he entered the small
room he noticed a voice talking, the voice was the talking cricket. The
cricket advised him to go to school and called him an Imp for not wanting
to go, Pinocchio in his rage threw a hammer at the poor cricket and "SPLAT"
that was the end of the cricket. Pinocchio then dozes of in front of the
fire and sleeps overnight in warmth. The next morning he sees his legs are
gone and starts to cry. Just then Geppetto gets home and demands the door
be opened but Pinocchio legless cried out his situation. Geppetto did not
believe until he had climbed up the ladder and seen himself. Sorry for the
puppet Geppetto then made Pinocchio a new pair of legs. Geppetto then
feeling sorry for Pinocchio gives him his breakfast of three pears. Then
Pinocchio promises to go to school, Geppetto then goes out and sells his
coat so that he can buy Pinocchio a spelling book. Pinocchio, on his way
to school, heres music and excitement and heads towards it\'s direction
curious. It lands up to be a fair and Pinocchio wanting to go in to see
the puppet show sells his spelling book for admission. Inside the theatre
he sees other puppets. Inside the puppets see Pinocchio and run to him and
pick him up on their shoulders because all the puppets loved Pinocchio.
Their master Fire Eater demands to burn a puppet so his meal will get hot.
Pinocchio begs for no one to be burnt and is granted his wish. Fire Eater
after hearing Pinocchio\'s sad story about his father selling his own coat
so he may go to school. Fire Eater in his pity gives Pinocchio five gold
pieces and tells him to take them to his father. Pinocchio is enormously
grateful and heads on his way home. On the way he meets a fox and a cat
and they tell him about a valley where when you plant your money in grows
into a tree of money. Curious, Pinocchio set off with